Today in Labor History – August 27th
Some 14,000 Chicago teachers who had gone without pay for several months finally collected about $1,400 each. - 1934 Filipino
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Today in Labor History – August 26th
Fannie Sellins, an organizer with the United Mine Workers, witnessed a guard beating Joseph Starzeleski, a picketing miner, to death.
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Today in Labor History – August 25th
Allen Pinkerton was born on this day, founder of the Pinkerton private police force, whose strike breaking detectives (Pinkertons, or
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Today in Labor History – August 24th
The Mechanics Gazette, believed to be the first U.S. labor newspaper, was published in Philadelphia, the outgrowth of a strike
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Today in Labor History – August 23rd
Folk and protest singer Malvina Reynolds was born on this day in San Francisco, California. Reynolds was denied a diploma
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Today in Labor History – August 22nd
Sam Gompers and other trade unionists met with New York mayor Gilroy pressing for a municipal public works program to
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Today in Labor History – August 21st
Nat Turner launched a slave revolt in Virginia that lasted two days and resulted in the deaths of 60 whites.
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Today in Labor History – August 20th
The short-lived National Labor Union (U.S.) was formed on this date and called for the 8-hour workday. The union, led
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Buy Union – Back to School Supplies
Kids are going back to school soon, and we know they will need lots of supplies. If your state has
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Today in Labor History – August 19th
The first edition of the IWW Little Red Songbook was published. Since the founding of the Industrial Workers of the
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